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U.S. top 20 prescribed drugs based on sales 2019

Humira was the top medicine in the United States based on sales in 2019, generating 21.4 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. The branded drug – used to treat arthritis – has topped revenue rankings for a number of years and made around eleven billion U.S. dollars more than the next ranked medicine in 2019.

AbbVie in healthy position thanks to sales of top products

Spending on Humira in the United States more than doubled between 2014 and 2018. The biopharmaceutical company responsible for the production of the drug, AbbVie, generated net revenues of around 33 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. Humira, Imbruvica, and Mavyret were AbbVie’s top three products based on sales in 2018, combining for an 80 percent share of the company’s total revenue – Humira’s worldwide revenue alone accounted for approximately 57 percent.

How much money is spent on medicines in the United States?

In the United States, total spending on medicines reached a record 511 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, with sales of branded drugs accounting for around 80 percent of the market. Drugs can be categorized in several ways, but a common method is to group them by what they are used to treat. Around 67 billion U.S. dollars was spent on antidiabetics in the United States in 2019, making it the second ranked therapeutic category based on sales.

Leading 20 prescription drugs based on U.S. sales in 2019*

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August 2020


United States

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* Non-discounted spending. Includes prescription and insulin products sold into chain and independent pharmacies, food store pharmacies, mail service pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and other institutional settings. Excludes OTC.

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